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In brief for 7 February 2011

Disqualified
A TWENTY eight year old man with an address in Scalloway was disqualified from driving for two years at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday after pleading guilty to a charge of drink driving.
Csaba Steinbach, of Da Shore, was two and a half times the legal limit when he was stopped by police at Church Road, in Lerwick, on Sunday afternoon.
Appearing from custody before the court Steinbach was also fined £800.
Goalie wants station saved
SUNDERLAND and Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon has come out in support of keeping Shetland Coastguard station open.
The local community has initiated a massive campaign of support for the Lerwick station after government announced just before Christmas that it might have to close as part of a comprehensive modernisation programme.
Mr Gordon, who has family ties in Shetland, said: “I have family on Shetland and some very happy memories of visiting the Coastguard station in Lerwick as a child, so naturally I’m saddened to hear of its possible closure.
“I know that the weather can be so unpredictable and hugely unforgiving around the islands so the role of the Shetland Coastguard in protecting so many people from danger cannot be overstated.
“I wholeheartedly support the people of Shetland in their bid to retain its services.”
Top gymnast
ONE of the world’s best gymnasts is to the grace the islands when she visits as a special guest of the Shetland Gymnastics Club next week.
Ukrainian Dariya Zgoba competed in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and has just retired from international competition at the tender age of 21 after five years at the top level.
Ms Zgoba has offered to help with coaching at the Shetland club and also intends to demonstrate various skills on floor and balance beam, as well as some basic skills on vault and asymmetric bars.
Shetland Gymnastics Club coach Mark Wylie said: “She will be a great inspiration to all our young gymnasts whatever she does, I’m hoping our coaches can learn a little extra too.”

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